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Management Certificate (Public Health Management Certificate) curriculum provides scholars with skills to help manage people and teams, money, and information.

Public Health Management Certificate Curriculum 2017

The Management Certificate curriculum provides scholars with concrete skills to help manage people and teams, money, and information. Scholars are required to take core courses and participate in an integrated project that will apply skills and concepts within their current work setting.

Learning Formats

  • Program kickoff sessions (including Seattle on-site, July 29 – August 1, 2019). The program begins with an orientation webinar in early June. Further orientation and initial curriculum are provided during an on-site session over four days in Seattle. The on-site session also provides the scholars an opportunity to become acquainted with each other, which will be important for the group activities and engagement throughout the program.
  • Core courses. The core courses are presented through a series of online courses and webinars, providing progressive learning experiences. Curriculum topics fall within three domains: managing people and teams, managing money, and managing information. Read more >
  • Elective courses. Elective courses allow each scholar to pursue one or more areas of management in greater depth, according to each scholar's interest.
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  • Integrated project. The integrated project experience makes sure that these skills aren't just learned—they're applied. Each scholar chooses a project that is timely and relevant to their current job. It is ideally something that they already have on their workplan. Read more >

Time Commitment

The Management Certificate program is designed to take participants beyond a simple awareness level of new skills and topics. As such, scholars are expected to invest a significant amount of time each week into their coursework. Scholars typically spend 6–8 hours per week on webinars, assignments, and readings. Scholars will attend weekly webinars on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific.

Learning Goals

The Public Health Management Certificate curriculum covers management competencies selected from core competencies developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.

See the full set of Management Certificate competencies.